Andi Unexpected



❰Reading❯ ➸ Andi Unexpected Author Amanda Flower – E17streets4all.co.uk Twelve year old Andora Andi Boggs and her fourteen year old sister Bethany move to rural Ohio to live with their eccentric twenty something aunt after the sudden death of their parents While dealing w Twelve year old Andora Andi Boggs and her fourteen year old sister Bethany move to rural Ohio to live with their eccentric twenty something aunt after the sudden death of their parents While dealing with her grief, Andi discovers proof of another Andora Boggs in the family tree whose existence was hidden in a Depression era trunk in the attic With help from her new friend and neighbor, Colin Carter, Andi is determined to find out who this first Andora was and what happened to her.Andi Unexpected

Amanda Flower, a USA Today bestselling and Agatha Award winning mystery author, started her writing career in elementary school when she read a story she wrote to her sixth grade class and had the class in stitches with her description of being stuck on the top of a Ferris wheel She knew at that moment she d found her calling of making people laugh with her words In addition to being an author, Amanda is librarian in Northeast Ohio.

Andi Unexpected PDF/EPUB ò Hardcover
  • Hardcover
  • 218 pages
  • Andi Unexpected
  • Amanda Flower
  • English
  • 02 May 2017
  • 031073701X

10 thoughts on “Andi Unexpected

  1. says:

    About this bookAfter the sudden death of their parents in the jungles of Central America, twelve year old science geek Andora Andi Boggs and her diva teenaged sister, Bethany, move to rural Killdeer, Ohio to live with their eccentric twenty something aunt And while the timeworn house has been home to the Boggs family for generations, Andi feels far from at home Exploring the attic in her grief, she discovers proof of another Andora Boggs in the family tree hidden in a Depression era trunk About this bookAfter the sudden death of their parents in the jungles of Central America, twelve year old science geek Andora Andi Boggs and her diva teenaged sister, Bethany, move to rural Killdeer, Ohio to live with their eccentric twenty something aunt And while the timeworn house has been home to the Boggs family for generations, Andi feels far from at home Exploring the attic in her grief, she discovers proof of another Andora Boggs in the family tree hidden in a Depression era trunk Despite the meddling of the citizens of Killdeer, Andi and her new friend, Colin Carter, are determined to find out who this first Andora was, how she vanished, and why no one in town wants to talk about her Asandunanswered questions pile up, Andi and Colin must decide who they can trust with their secrets and who is interested in Andora s story for the wrong reasons Series Book 1 in theAndi Boggsseries Books 2,Andi Under Pressure , will be reviewed next week Spiritual Content Mrs Cragmeyer saysit was the Christian thing to dowhen being thanked for taking care of Bethany Andi a few months Andi says that they Andi, Bethany and their parents but after their parents died they Andi Bethany stopped going Church going Andi says she gave up Praying the day her parents died.Negative Content Minor cussing including a shush , a Duh , two crummy s, three stupid s, and a swear is said but not written Andi mentions that her dad said that in Central America, lightingthere could skin a cat.Bethany snaps at Andi she s having a really hard time A character lies and tricks another man Note Brand names are mentioned Juicy, Lucky Jeans, and Ab ercrombie Bethany wears them all Girl Scout cookies are also served Aunt Amelie does yoga Sexual Content Bethany has a crush on Zane who Andi says is a class A jerk only noticed Bethany after their parents died Bergita tells Andi that Colin had a good time yesterday cleaning the attic but then says that maybe it was the company and winks at Andi Bethany calls Andi Colin boyfriend girlfriend once they aren t and there isn t any hints of that between them Andora Andi Boggs, age 12 First person P.O.V of Andi 215 pages Pre Teens Three Stars New Teens Four Stars Early High School Teens Four StarsOlder High School Teens Four Stars My personal Rating Four Stars Lowered ratings because of Andi s not growing Faith Sister meanness This was a fun and really cute story It had humor an interesting historical mystery The grief between Bethany, 13, and Andi, 12, can be a little harsh because Bethany snaps at Andi On page 65, the town name of Killdeer, Ohio is explained This past spring, at my family s little country Church, I saw a Killdeer a type of bird nest Colin explains it wellKilldeers live in fields and protect their young at all cost Their nests are in the high grass To keep predators away from their eggs or chicks, they will pretend to have a broken wing to make the predators chase them insteadPretty neat, huh InAndi Unexpectedthere s a lot of history for a modern book and Colin Colin Andi describes him bestI blinked at Colin He was like a walking Wiki siteHahaha It s true though Link to Review BFCG may Read the review to see recommend this book by this author It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author

  2. says:

    3.5 stars Andi and her sister move in with their eccentric aunt, Amelie, who lives in an old house that s been in the family forever Amelie agrees to let Andi have her own bedroom in the attic if she helps clean it out While sifting through items in the attic, Andi stumbles across a hidden trunk marked with the name Andora Andi s full name Curious about the relative she was apparently named after, Andi begins asking questions, but no one in town wants to answer in fact, everyone seems 3.5 stars Andi and her sister move in with their eccentric aunt, Amelie, who lives in an old house that s been in the family forever Amelie agrees to let Andi have her own bedroom in the attic if she helps clean it out While sifting through items in the attic, Andi stumbles across a hidden trunk marked with the name Andora Andi s full name Curious about the relative she was apparently named after, Andi begins asking questions, but no one in town wants to answer in fact, everyone seems to clam up the moment Andora s name is mentioned Andi realizes that the mystery of Andora is one she needs to solve herself, along with her new friend and next door neighbor, and she needs to do it before a pushy man in town can do his own investigation.I liked the story in here and the idea of Andi looking into a family mystery The mystery itself was interesting and I was curious why everyone was so eager to fall silent instead of giving any sort of answers about Andora I also liked the idea of a man in town wanting to write a book about the mystery, trying to beat Andi to each part of Andora s story There was a nice dose of history in here as well, as Andora had been born during the Depression, and the author did a good job of providing background information about the stock market crash and subsequent depression without being too heavy handed about it Andi s sidekick was an encyclopedia of knowledge as well, and I liked the random facts he spouted off as appropriate.I m not sure exactly what this book was lacking A lot of the story was just going from here to there to there and I realize that this is aimed at a younger audience, but I think it could have had a littleexcitement to it Parts of this felt dry, certain parts were slightly overdone for effect, and others things were underdeveloped clues about the mystery were overplayed, but there wasn t much depth to the emotions of Andi and her sister and how they felt about everything that had led to them living with their aunt.This was a quick read, and it was an entertaining middle grade novel overall While it wasn t completely amazing, it was a fun novel that I m sure will be enjoyed by those who read it

  3. says:

    This clever mystery is perfect for an older child Andora and her older sister Bethany are living with their aunt, following the sudden death of their parents Still reeling from all the changes in their lives, Andi and Bethany need and want separate bedrooms, but the only other space is an attic room They work together to clear out decades of old family stuff, and they find a hidden trunk, concealed in a cubby hole, with the name Andora Thus begins the mystery This tale explores the issue of This clever mystery is perfect for an older child Andora and her older sister Bethany are living with their aunt, following the sudden death of their parents Still reeling from all the changes in their lives, Andi and Bethany need and want separate bedrooms, but the only other space is an attic room They work together to clear out decades of old family stuff, and they find a hidden trunk, concealed in a cubby hole, with the name Andora Thus begins the mystery This tale explores the issue of loss and acceptance, of change and perseverance, and of family and love Both girls find ways to cope with the loss of their parents and ways to go on living, with the support of family and new friends Not overly sad, it isuplifting as the girls, with help, solve the mystery of the original Andora Well written with engaging characters

  4. says:

    Even as a kid, I loved detective shows Whether it was a cartoon I count Scooby as detective work even if the villain was always the first person they met or a TV show about a kid detective, I was all about it I vividly remember trying to enter a contest for a detective kit from Nickelodeon You had to call in back then and hope your phone call got picked up Yep, there I was, sitting on a phone, connected to the wall no less, hitting redial and praying I d be one of the winners Twitter P Even as a kid, I loved detective shows Whether it was a cartoon I count Scooby as detective work even if the villain was always the first person they met or a TV show about a kid detective, I was all about it I vividly remember trying to enter a contest for a detective kit from Nickelodeon You had to call in back then and hope your phone call got picked up Yep, there I was, sitting on a phone, connected to the wall no less, hitting redial and praying I d be one of the winners Twitter Psh for amateurs.Did I win Nope Not that I m still angry about it NICKELODEON I mean, I have to know Why didn t you answer WHY Anyway, I promise I m over it , so on to other intrigue and all around awesomeness Such as this fun tale of Andi s mystery solving adventures in a small town full of secrets of the past This new Middle Grade series kicks off with Andi Unexpected by INSPY and Agatha finalist Amanda Flower and was such a treat, that it s easy to enjoy at my age.Flower s witty delivery of a young girl detective dealing with hurt of her own, while solving the town s great mystery will keep any reader turning the pages with laughs and enjoyment So if you know of a young kid ages 9 and up looking to start testing their mystery solving skills, I think you need to introduce them to little Miss Andi Boggs and her buddy Colin Thank you Zondervan and DJC Communications for the advanced reader s copy

  5. says:

    I like this children s book because it has a mystery on it but not much anything thrilling It was a light read and an OKAY book to past some time It tackles about the mystery of a hidden chest in an attic with baby things in it And the things inside the chest which was like a hundred years hidden have the same name as the main character, so this is where my interest strikes in reading and giving this book a GO Onething I like about this book is that it involves the history of the owne I like this children s book because it has a mystery on it but not much anything thrilling It was a light read and an OKAY book to past some time It tackles about the mystery of a hidden chest in an attic with baby things in it And the things inside the chest which was like a hundred years hidden have the same name as the main character, so this is where my interest strikes in reading and giving this book a GO Onething I like about this book is that it involves the history of the owner of the hidden chest in the attic

  6. says:

    Good book for when my daughter is a year or two older Nice mystery about the origin of a trunk labeled with the same name as the main character tied in with the historical context of the Great Depression era I enjoyed Colin although I felt Andi should have hadof a reaction to him Andi went along with his Sheldon like eccentricities without missing a beat, but I felt like a truer character would have a harder time adapting to him Toward the end the plot got a little too much like a Scoo Good book for when my daughter is a year or two older Nice mystery about the origin of a trunk labeled with the same name as the main character tied in with the historical context of the Great Depression era I enjoyed Colin although I felt Andi should have hadof a reaction to him Andi went along with his Sheldon like eccentricities without missing a beat, but I felt like a truer character would have a harder time adapting to him Toward the end the plot got a little too much like a Scooby Doo episode

  7. says:

    Have you ever dreamed of finding something in your closet Something valuable or linking to your past In this book, the main character, Andi, finds a suitcase in a hidden door in her aunt s attic The suitcase has her name on it but holds the belongings of a long dead relative that no one seems to know about Andi wants to find out who the suitcase belongs to but for some reason so does a creepy university professor who works with her aunt This is a realistic mystery that also has interesting Have you ever dreamed of finding something in your closet Something valuable or linking to your past In this book, the main character, Andi, finds a suitcase in a hidden door in her aunt s attic The suitcase has her name on it but holds the belongings of a long dead relative that no one seems to know about Andi wants to find out who the suitcase belongs to but for some reason so does a creepy university professor who works with her aunt This is a realistic mystery that also has interesting historical facts about the great depression

  8. says:

    Genre MysteryGrade Level 4th 8th gradeUnique Feature This is a mystery book about two sibling, but the interesting part is that they are investigating a family member This can capture the readers because they may have different questions about their family and may be able to relate to the characters in some way.

  9. says:

    An okay kids mystery story about recently orphaned Andora Boggs researching her family history.

  10. says:

    Andora Andi Boggs and her older sister Bethany have come to live with their Aunt after the death of their parents Both girls are still going through the grieving process and Bethany is less than happy that she and Andi are sharing a room When Andi finds out that her father s room used to be the attic she asks her Aunt if she can move up there The neighbor boy, Colin, comes to help Andi clean out the attic When they discover a hidden trunk with Andora s name on it they find themselves in th Andora Andi Boggs and her older sister Bethany have come to live with their Aunt after the death of their parents Both girls are still going through the grieving process and Bethany is less than happy that she and Andi are sharing a room When Andi finds out that her father s room used to be the attic she asks her Aunt if she can move up there The neighbor boy, Colin, comes to help Andi clean out the attic When they discover a hidden trunk with Andora s name on it they find themselves in the middle of a mystery that they both want to find answers to Who was the first Andora And why won t anyone talk about her My Review I am an absolute sucker for mysteries From the time I started seriously reading on my own when I was 10, mysteries were my favorite genre After having read The Appleseed Creek series by the same author I knew that I had to read Andi Unexpected and that I would not be disappointed As a children s book Andi Unexpected was a quick read but not without great content I found myself transported to childhood again as I followed Andi and Colin on their quest to find the answers to the original Andora I would recommend this book to any 5th through 8th grader even younger if they are mature readers and older if they don t mind reading about younger characters Andi did find herself in a couple of tricky dangerous situations that had me a little tense while reading, but that just added to the fun of the mystery A great beginning to a new series by Amanda Flower A couple of scenes I liked in the book Andi s attire for church and Bethany s objection to it reminded me so much of my daughters My youngest daughter would wear the exact same type outfit that Andi wore and my oldest daughter would comment pretty much the same way Bethany did Made me laugh A scene I especially cracked up at was when Andi and Colin were talking to Miss Addy about the name Andora Miss Addy commented, I miss names like Ruth or Mary or Rebecca It s all Apple, Mango, and Pear these days What, do people think they are making a fruit salad instead of naming a child That had me laughing out loud as I am always on the lookout for those odd and unusual names that people tend to name their children nowadays I share with a friend and we have a good laugh along with shaking of our heads in wonder Miss Addy put it perfectly The Appleseed Creek Mysteries by Amanda Flower A Plain Death not read yet A Plain ScandalA Plain DisappearanceAmanda Flower has another series out, The India Hayes Mysteries, that I have not read yet

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